“We must abandon the picture of a world divided up by states, in which states make war and conclude peace with one another. The trend — as shown by the Balkan wars — is toward denationalization, privatization and commercialization of war, in the course of which local warlords, bandit chiefs, mercenary-hiring companies, as well as internationally connected and deployable religious warriors are increasingly the real actors in the prosecution of war.”
The following article by Udo Ulfkotte was originally published on February 20 at Kopp Online. JLH, who translated the piece, includes this note:
Udo Ulfkotte has turned up before in Gates of Vienna as a modern Jeremiah — heeded by some and carefully ignored by those in power. He practices what he preaches, has settled with his family on a farm that makes them largely self-sufficient.
The concluding advice in this essay can be clicked on to lead to an ad for his most recent book, No Black, No Red, No Gold: Poverty for Everyone in a Jolly Immigrant Community.
The translated article (which I highly recommend):
The New World Disorder: Why the Surveillance of Radical Muslims Is a Failure
by Udo Ulfkotte
Something is changing in German-language territory. History, ultimately, means change. Policy maintains that the changes will be good for us. In this process, a new world order is arising out there with more and more Islamist cells.
There are many good books and DVDs on Islam, But one thing is mostly left out. If we examine the goals, motives and ideological-religious background of the radical Islamic network, which to all appearances, has control of firm institutional linkages and a not-to-be-underestimated criminal energy, we should expect the uneasiness of German authorities and citizens to increase. More than 3.2 million Muslims are living in Germany, in peaceful coexistence — at first glance — with their fellow citizens.
Yet in so many kebab shops and mosques and Islamic organizations there are not always relaxed conversations. An Islamic ghetto is developing in our midst, which has various faces — not just peaceful — and has been absorbing the mindset propagated among believing Muslims by the previously mentioned groups, organizations and fraternities. One of those concealed faces is the distorted mask of terror, hidden in plain sight by discussion forums, multiculti events, and the German enthusiasm for dialogue, while it clandestinely condones or encourages acts of war and terror which will realize the alleged plans of Allah. And so, a small, radical minority is bringing all of Islam into disrepute because it is prepared to declare war on our cities in the not too distant future.
Certainly, the greatest part by far of Muslims does not identify with radical Islamists. 72% of people of Muslim faith living in Germany are in favor of a clear separation of church and state. Only 3% are part of the Islamist scene being watched by state security. If you include their family members in the calculation, you reach about 10% of all Muslims. As a percentage, the Islamist groups easily exceed the extreme rightist parties like DVU or NDP, against which state security — rightly — puts forth great efforts. The Turkish radical scene, which has substantially more adherents at its disposal, is by no means so peaceable, but need not fear state security to the same extent as does the rightist. Barely a handful of agents are concerned with this extremist club. Why is that?
In Germany, every federal state and every authority within it surveils for itself the activities of suspicious groups, which often means that several persons are responsible for each of these groups. For this reason alone, connections between potential terrorist groups and organized crime cannot be identified because completely separate agencies are responsible for them. One of them is headquartered with the Federal Police in Wiesbaden and the other in Meckenheim. To be sure, they do communicate, but the important exchange of information is only rudimentary. So sometimes there is the apparently absurd situation that the same group is being investigated by one division for money laundering and by the other for danger of terrorism.